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Andrews (left) and Baird (right) chatting in the Surplus Property warehouse.

The NKU Office making one department’s trash another’s treasure

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor September 22, 2023

Beside the main entrance of Steely Library on Louie B. Nunn Drive, bordered by tall hedges and freshly landscaped flower beds, is the central loading dock: home to the Surplus Property warehouse.  Within...

19 NaloxBoxes can be found around campus.

Narcan now available around campus to treat opioid overdoses

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor September 14, 2023

The opioid crisis is harrowing communities across the country, and the story is no different in Kentucky. Drug overdose death rates in Kentucky are among the highest in the country at about 56 deaths...

Interim President Bonita Brown (left) served as the first female in a presidential role at NKU. Cady Short-Thompson (right) will be the university’s first female president.

“She’s one of us:” Key campus figures react to new president

Emily Sisk, Killian Baarlaer, Mildred Nguyen, and Braden White September 13, 2023

After a search spanning several months, NKU has named Dr. Cady Short-Thompson as its seventh president.  Short-Thompson started her career at NKU as a professor in the communication department and...

Dr. Ashish Vaidya (2017-2022) left, Bonita Brown (2023-present) center. The successing president will be announced Sept. 13.

Presidential search to come to an end tomorrow?

Killian Baarlaer, Arts and Life Editor September 12, 2023

NKU’s search for its seventh president has been conducted in confidentiality over the last several months to ensure the strongest pool of candidates be considered for the post. With the long and winding...

The renovated facility will feature updated iterations of the Patricia D. Corbett Theatre and The Henry Konstantinow Studio Theatre.

SOTA construction: A look at the long and short-term impact

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor September 8, 2023

The School of the Arts community was welcomed back to campus this fall to a restricted first floor and the occasionally perturbing ambiance of its demolition as a bulk of the Fine Arts Center’s first...

Jack Harlow performing in 2018. Jack Harlow by thecomeupshow is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow announces third “No Place Like Home” tour, NKU is on it

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor August 17, 2023

Louisville-native and hip hop star Jack Harlow just announced his Kentucky-exclusive tour “No Place Like Home,” and NKU’s Truist Arena will host one of its six stops on Nov. 26.  The 25-year-old...

Highland Heights passed a smoke-free air ordinance on June 20. It will go into effect Sept. 18.

Highland Heights joins NKU, local businesses in prohibiting public smoking

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor June 29, 2023

Smoking tobacco is woven into the cultural fabric of Northern Kentucky. Allowing smoking indoors has historically been a norm in the region, but recent conversations in the area mark a shift in attitudes...

Snapshot of the Mental Health Warriors webpage.

Mental health takes toll during pandemic, study finds. This resource helps students cope

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor June 10, 2023

Struggles with mental and emotional well-being shot up during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a study by College of Health and Human Services faculty members Dr. Rebecca Elkins and Dr. Rhyanne McDade has painted...

The Newport Barracks site located in General James Taylor Park in Newport.

Students and faculty help search for unknown history at Newport Barracks

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor May 21, 2023

Troves of fascinating history surround us in various archives, buried in earth beneath our feet and in our backyards. The NKU Master of Public History program is playing a key role in uncovering snapshots...

Pyramid chart of NKU faculty hierarchy

Faculty cuts in the School of the Arts

Ashlee Cobble and Emily Sisk May 2, 2023

Following NKU's budget deficit, multiple departments across campus are feeling the consequences. One of the first issues that the School of the Arts is seeing is faculty cuts. The week following spring...

Budds office wall detailing several sustainability project she is working on.

The state of sustainability on campus

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor April 30, 2023

When it comes to sustainability, NKU is doing something right. NKU was named one of 455 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review in March. The Princeton Review is a resource for prospective higher education...

Tips to stay level-headed during final exams.

Students share stress-coping strategies and study tips for finals week

Mohamed Omar, Reporter April 28, 2023

As finals week approaches, students across the country are facing heightened stress and anxiety. However, many students have developed effective strategies for managing their stress and preparing for their...

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